Barbara Erakko


Award-winning columnist for two newspapers and author, Barbara Erakko (also writing under Barbara Erakko Taylor) focuses on life-altering issues. She delves into the history of electric cars, explores the depths of silence in her personal life, and shares her unorthodox way of communicating with her mother in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. Her writing has consistently garnered outstanding reviews in mainstream magazines, and excerpts have appeared in Utne, and Yoga Journal, among other publications.

The Lost Cord: A Storyteller's History of the Electric Car (Greyden)
Silence: Making the Journey to Inner Quiet (Innisfree Press)
Silent Dwellers: Embracing the Solitary Life (Continuum)
Elsie at Ebb Tide: Emerging from the Undertow of Alzheimer's (CreateSpace)

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Elsie at Ebb Tide: Emerging from the Undertow of Alzheimer's
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 126,850. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
elsie nurmi begins school in minnesota speaking no english yet becomes a u.s. protocol officer escorting dignitaries such as astronaut borman abroad on air force two. when diagnosed with alzheimer's, she begins a dreaded-yet transcendent-journey. as she becomes increasingly nonverbal, her daughter explores psychic communication proving soul-to-soul communication and love are never lost.

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